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around the world. pope benedict is retiring. something a pope hasn't done for nearly 600 years. the 85-year-old cites age.and fatigue. it's not what the cardinals called together today had expected to hear from their pope. benedict the 16th - saying he's just not up to the job anymore and is stepping down feb. 28th. the pope's brother says benedict actually made the decision nearly a year ago. after trips to mexico and cuba. he's nearly 86 and seems increasingly frail. still - a pope retiring is almost unheard of -- this is the last man to do it -- gregory the 12th - in 1415. benedict became pope in 2005.succeeding john paul the second. he may be worn down in part by controversy. almost from the start - he's been criticized for being part of the church hierarchy more worried about its reputation than the sexual abuse of children. as a german bishop in the 80's - he directly helped shield a priest who had abused children. and in 2001 - as a cardinal put in charge of dealing with the growing controversy - he wrote a letter ordering u.s. bishops - under pain of excommunication - to never
. >> an italian newspaper is reporting pope benedict underwent a secret heart surgery less than three months ago to replace a 10-year old pacemaker and the unexpected resignation is ling to speculation over which direction his successor will take the church. pope benedict appointed most of the cardinals who will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. in the bay area many who gathered for mass last night prayed for the pope. some students hope the next pontiff opens dialogue on issues like same-sex marriage and married priests. >> i do believe in a lot of the traditions that we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> a little bit more respect and authority and power for the women in the church and the sisters and the nuns. >> the pope will resign february 28. the vatican hopes to have the next pope joined by easter. >> there is an merge meeting in response to north korea's latest nuclear test. the closed door meeting will begin at 6:00 our time. the north korea said they detonated a nuclear device at a test site. at the same time, an earthquake was detected in t
pope benedict had a pacemaker for years and he underwent secret surgery throw months ago to replace the battery. the vatican says pope benedict will not take part in choosing the successor. he appointed most of the cardinals would will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. in the bay area many who gather for mass last night prayed for the pope. some students hope the next pontiff opens a dialogue on issues such as married priests and same-sex marriage. >> i believe in a lot of the traditions and stands we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> i don't know about women priests but more respect and authority and power for the women in the church, the laywomen and the nuns and sisters. >> the pope resigns february 28 and the vatican hopes to have a new pope by easter, a month later. >> the white house confirms that president obama will talk about north korea's latest nuclear test in the state of the union address. right new, the united states security council is holding a closed session, emergency meeting, to discuss what actions to take next. early
on a long range missile. >> stunning announcement today from the pope. benedict the skaechbt gave his notice retiring at the end of the month. first time that has happened in 600 years. pope is a job usually kept for life. as you look live at the vatican tonight the catholic church is lacking for new leader. 7 news before jon alston has the story. >> it was the moment that caught millions of catholic faithful completely off guard. the pope announced a ceremony that at age 85 he could not continue on. >> today decision by benedict the 16th came as a huge surprise to me and i think to everyone in rome. >> i was shock. >> there water an identical reaction at st. mary's college where tonight the pope got prayers from those who gather for mass at the chapel. some students hope he open as dialogue on issues like married priest and same sex marriage. i do believe a lot of the traditions and stand that we have in the church but i think we definitely need to move forward. >> i don't know if i necessarily a priest but more respect in authority and power for women in the church the lay wome
range missile. >> stunning announcement today from the pope. benedict the skaechbt gave his notice retiring at the end of the month. first time that has happened in 600 years. pope is a job usually kept for life. as you look live at the vatican tonight the catholic church is lacking for new leader. 7 news before jon alston has the story. >> it was the moment that caught millions of catholic faithful completely off guard. the pope announced a ceremony that at age 85 he could not continue on. >> today decision by benedict the 16th came as a huge surprise to me and i think to everyone in rome. >> i was shock. >> there water an identical reaction at st. mary's college where tonight the pope got prayers from those who gather for mass at the chapel. some students hope he open as dialogue on issues like married priest and same sex marriage. i do believe a lot of the traditions and stand that we have in the church but i think we definitely need to move forward. >> i don't know if i necessarily a priest but more respect in authority and power for women in the church the lay women. >> h
, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> archdiocese is recognizing the pope benedict xvi -- that pope benedict xvi has a pace maker. the pope cited his age and fatigue and the reason he is stepping down. they hope the new leader will allow them to reexamine issues such as abortion and same sex marriages and the role of women in the church. >> i think the church needs to move forward and it becomes dangerous because people are not going to stand for it and they will loose a lot of the people they had. >> sources say even the pope's closest associates had no idea he was planning on stepping down. the catholic church hopes to have a new pope in place for easter and this could be a historic decision. the number of catholics is declining in europe and there is a boom in asia and latin america and a new pope could come from a country far away from europe. we have a new tab dedicated to the pope, and you will find more information on the pope's decision to step down and the process they will use in choosing a new pope on www.ktvu.com. >>> we are starting in the south bay, dave, pam 237 exactly, westb
the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of pope benedict's surprise decision to retire at the end of the month. rich richard engel is live in the vatican city. >> reporter: it's an act of humility and encourage to make way for a younger man. 24 hours later there's still shock in the vatican city. >> shocked. disappointed. sad. >> reporter: this morning roman catholics, tourists, even some church officials wondered if this can be a moment to revitalize the church after pope benedict xvi's unexpected decision to step down. >> personally i didn't agree with a lot of the things he believed and prepared. >> this will bring change for the church. >> reporter: in making his announcement the 85-year-old pontiff who has been looking frail asked for forgiveness. i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the min nus stri entrusted to me he told a gathering of cardinals in latin saying his advanced age forced the decision. just hours later these images circulated around the world. these are unusual times for the vatican. the last time a pope abdicated under similar circumstances
benedict will not take part in choosing the successor and appointed most of the cardinals would will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. many who gather for mass in the bay area last night prayed for the pope. and students hope the next pontiff opens a dialogue on issues like married priests and same-sex marriage. >> i believe in a lost the traditions that we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> i don't know about married priests but more respect and authority and power for the women in the church including the nuns and lay women. >> the people will step february 28. >> the u.n. security council is gathering for an emergency meeting this morning to discuss north korea's latest nuclear test. the closed door session is scheduled to begin in just under half an hour at 6:00 our time. this morning, north korea announced they tested a minute that tuesdayed nuclear device, and an earthquake measuring up to 5.2 was registered in the morning this morning possibly caused by the debt. nato calls it irresponsible. >> president obama will concentrate on jobs and
the issue on a future agenda. no decisions were made last night. >> the resignation of pope benedict the 16th has just started an agency to process to replace him. jim be itterman tel as out cardinals will choose their new leader. >> there are a few hints about what will happen next at the vatican. it was hinted there will be a new poll by easter. easter is the 31st of march. they wanted the 18 members of cardinal to gather in rome and elect a new pope. they also say the college of cardinals will not convene while the pope is still in office. the cardinals will not join the conclave before march 1st. the election process can be short. it no longer takes weeks for the college of congress to gather. they could arrive early in march. what is missing is the pope resignations. of morning. it is still an open question whether the cardinals will immediately gather and go into the conclave or take a few days to get in the mood for collecting a pope. >> also on cleared without a morning. would there be time for the quiet gathering of cardinals which happened in the past to allow them to size up the
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